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The donated womb will come either from a dead donor or from someone that had their womb removed when transitioning to develop into a person. A successful surgery would mean that the person could get pregnant through IVF. However the operation on a trans woman has never been performed successfully.

It has been attempted, with a lady dying from complications months after the operation.

But Dr Narendra Kaushik, based in Latest Delhi, just isn’t phased and said he’s “very, very optimistic” that he could make it work.

He can be performing the operation from his busy Olmec Clinic.

Dr Kaushik told The Mirror: “Every transgender woman desires to be as female as possible and that features being a mother.

“The way in which towards this with a uterine transplant, similar to a kidney or another transplant.

“That is the long run. We cannot predict exactly when it will occur but it’s going to occur very soon. We have now our plans and we’re very very optimistic about this.

“And that features being a mother. The way in which towards that is with a uterine transplant, similar to a kidney or another transplant.

“That is the long run. We cannot predict exactly when it will occur but it’s going to occur very soon.

“We have now our plans and we’re very very optimistic about this.”

Womb transplants are a costly procedure, with patients having to fork out about £50,000 in the event that they want one.

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In 2019, Christopher Inglefield, founding father of the London Transgender Clinic , said successful womb transplants for trans-females is definitely possible.

He said: “This pioneering birth is amazingly essential for any trans female who would really like to hold her own child.

“Because once the medical community accept this as a treatment for cis-women with uterine infertility, resembling congenital absence of a womb, then it could be illegal to disclaim a trans-female who has accomplished her transition.”

“There are clearly anatomical boundaries in terms of trans women but these are problems that I think will be surmounted and the transplant right into a trans-female is actually equivalent to that of a cis-female.”

Within the UK, there aren’t any regulations that would stop a trans woman who has received a uterus transplant from having IVF treatment, The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) confirmed.

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